Let's address the REAL issue.

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    The real issue is; Why do these shootings take place?

    Possible reasons:

    1. Our society in general.
    2. Our culture of violence.
    3. Our culture of entitlement.
    4. Drugging kids.
    5. Drugging adults.
    6. The media.
    7. Mishandling of the mentally ill.
    8. Disenfranchizement.


    Where are these lunatics coming from? How many more are out there?
     
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    In my personal opinion, I believe that the answer is one or more of the items listed in the OP. That said, i place most of the blame on the Media. All of it from FOX to CNN, from the NY Times to the National Enquirer.

    Right now one can turn on any channel almost and find media coverage of this tragedy. We are giving the killer exactly what he wanted,and we are giving inspiration and ideas to the next killer.

    The last two killers have worn bullet proof vests. Where did they gat the idea that that would be a good plan? Probably from media coverage of the previous killings where the cops shot and killed the shooter. Or the guy who killed the perp in that church killing spree a few years back.

    These whackjobs watch the media and get ideas and inspiration. They don't care about their lives any more, or the lives of innocent people. They see the chance for going out in a blaze of glory and being immortalized even if it's in infamy. Soon we will all know his name and his face.

    Our society is growing a crop of these people and feeding and watering it.
     
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    This kid was a "Goth". Spent hours playing shoot em up games. Had mental health issues.

    Sure am glad his mom had those guns. Wonder who she thought she should be afraid of? I guess it never entered her mind to be afraid of her deranged son.

    Keep all guns from the hands of men less than 30 years of age. Concentrate on keeping those young men from having access to guns.

    All the recent mass shooters were young men under 30. Why you think that is?
     
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    Add one.

    Pretending the mentally ill aren't really mentally ill.
     
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    You aren't addressing the issue of why this happens. There are 23,904,875,634,060,756 threads already here on gun control. Take your tired argument over to one of them.
     
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    Done, although that's kind of what I meant by drugging kids and adults.
     
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    I would add to the list; the talk of the world ending nonsense on 12-21-12.
    Maybe it wasn't part of what happened to this kid, but it really encourages the crazy people to do crazy things .
     
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    Can't tell if your kidding or not with this post.

    Should we bar men under 30 from serving in the military too?
     
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    Hmm....What broader category would that fall under? Paranoia maybe?
     
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    "Goth and games" have nothing to do with murder. I really get tired of the argument about video games. Before them we all shot each other with play guns face to face during playtime.

    Its a stupid argument and it detracts from the real issues these killers exploit
     
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